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How do I run LBRY from the command line?

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This guide will allow you to run the LBRY daemon which connects to the LBRY network. You can run the daemon separately in this fashion without having to start the LBRY app. If the LBRY app is started, it will utilize the running daemon.


  1. Open a Command Prompt application window
  2. Type cd "C:\Program Files\LBRY\resources\static\daemon" ([32-bit located in Program Files(x86)]) and click Enter
  3. Type lbrynet start and click Enter


  1. Open a Terminal window
  2. Type cd /Applications/
  3. Type ./lbrynet start and click Enter

Ubuntu / Linux

  1. Open a Terminal window
  2. Type cd /opt/LBRY/resources/static/daemon or build location if running from source
  3. Type ./lbrynet start and click Enter

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